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Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Bich Dong - Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi

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Overview
Just 68 miles (110 km) and 2.5 hours driving from Hanoi center, you will have a chance to enjoy beautiful landscapes in one of the most storied provinces in the north of Vietnam. Many backpackers choose Ninh Binh as a stop-over for their trip through Vietnam.

This products with plenty itineraries for your choice

1 - Classic itinerary: Hoalu + Tam Coc and biking;
2- ITINERARY 2 - New Superior: Hoa Lu + Mua Cave + Tam Coc and biking;
3- ITINERARY 3 - New Deluxe : MUA CAVE + TAMCOC + BICH DONG Pagoda and biking;
4- ITINERARY 4 - FOLK MUSIC SHOW: Hoa Lu – Trang An – Mua Cave and Music Show
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You’ll have 2 starting options
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by Hanoi Opera House
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    Ninh Binh
    Stop: 8 hours -
    There are 4 attraction: Hoa Lu ancient captital, Mua Cave, Tam Coc and Bich Dong pagoda. Depending to the tour option you choose, the itinerary will included: 2 of 4 or 3 of 4 attractions mentioned as below 1- CLASSIC ITINERARY: HOA LU + TAM COC AND BIKING After pick up in Old Quarter area, Bus will head to south of Hanoi (short break in middle way for 15 minutes) First stop you will visit Hoa Lu where is famous for King Dinh & King Le Temple Then transfer to local restaurant for buffet lunch. Take 1.5hour on sampan boat, along Ngo Dong River to visit 3 water caves in Tam Coc (named: Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba). After boat tour, you will join biking activities, through village. 2- ITINERARY 2 – NEW SUPERIOR: HOA LU – MUA CAVE – TAM COC AND BIKING After pick up in Old Quarter area, Bus will head to south of Hanoi (short break in middle way for 15 minutes) First stop you will visit Hoa Lu where is famous for King Dinh & King Le Temple Second stop, you will have 1 hour to hiking up Dragon Moutain for great view from Mua Cave view point. From Mua Cave, you can see Tam Coc rice field and Ngo Dong River Then transfer to local restaurant for buffet lunch. Take 1.5hour on sampan boat, along Ngo Dong River to visit 3 water caves in Tam Coc (named: Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba). After boat tour, you will join biking activities, through village. 3- ITINERARY 3 – NEW DELUXE : MUA CAVE + TAMCOC + BICH DONG PAGODA AND BIKING; After pick up in Old Quarter area, Bus will head to south of Hanoi (short break in middle way for 15 minutes) First stop, you will have 1 hour to hiking up Dragon Moutain for great view from Mua Cave view point. From Mua Cave, you can see Tam Coc rice field and Ngo Dong River Then transfer to quiet bungalow with rice field view and swimming pool for great set menu lunch. Take 1.5hour on sampan boat, along Ngo Dong River to visit 3 water caves in Tam Coc (named: Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba). After boat tour, you will join biking activities, through village, stop at Bich Dong Pagoda for a half hour to visit this beauty pagoda built around mountain 4- ITINERARY 4 - FOLK MUSIC SHOW: Hoa Lu – Trang An – Mua Cave and Music Show After pick up in Old Quarter area, Bus will head to south of Hanoi (short break in middle way for 15 minutes) First stop you will visit Hoa Lu where is famous for King Dinh & King Le Temple Second stop, you will have 1 hour to hiking up Dragon Moutain for great view from Mua Cave view point. From Mua Cave, you can see Tam Coc rice field and Ngo Dong River Then transfer to quiet bungalow with for great set menu lunch with many type of specialty food of Ninh Binh. Take 2hour on sampan boat, to visit many water caves in Trang An After boat tour, you will enjoy 30 music show and tea break before getting on bus to Hanoi
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Choice of private, small-group, or group tour of Ninh Binh Province
  • Magnificent views of the Tam Coc caves from a boat on the river
  • Great value: lunch, entrance fees, and all activities included
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Hanoi
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem district, journey south into the Ninh Binh Province by air-conditioned bus, minivan, or private vehicle (depending on tour option selected). Stop in Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, and explore the historic city on a guided tour, admiring its ancient Le and Dinh dynasty temples. Continue to Tam Coc, where you’ll be welcomed with a delicious buffet lunch of typical Vietnamese cuisine. After lunch, set sail along the Ngo Dong River and cruise through the stunning landscapes of Tam Coc, with its jagged karst cliffs, lush rice paddies, and atmospheric caves, often called the 'Ha Long Bay of the interior.' After the cruise, cycle around the surrounding countryside on a bike ride, following a scenic route through rural villages and along the riverside. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Vietnam Open Tour, 9 Hàng Hương, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
2: Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off offerred if your hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi.

Please provide your hotel address (exactly pick up time will be confirmed after we received your booking & hotels' address)
Duration
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up (pick up and drop off at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter area, Hoan Kiem district only. otherwise kindly go to our office at No 9 Hang Huong at 7:45am or contact our hotline after making reservation for best arrangement)
  • English speaking guide
  • Transported by model AC bus
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc
  • Detail itinerary mentioned in the selected option
  • Biking trip around the countryside area
  • 0.5l Bottled water on bus per person per day
  • Lunch (with local food - Vietnamese cuisines)
  • Admission tour included mentioned at option tour you choose
Exclusions
  • Drinks, Gratuities, What not mentioned clearly
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels located outside of the Old Quarter area
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There are 4 attraction: Hoa Lu ancient captital, Mua Cave, Tam Coc and Bich Dong pagoda. Depending to the tour option you choose, the itinerary will included: 2 of 4 or 3 of 4 attractions mentined at What to expect (Ex. Classic itinerary: Hoalu + Tam Coc; ITINERARY 2 - New Superior: Hoa Lu + Mua Cave + Tam Coc; New itinerary 3 - Deluxe: MUA CAVE + TAMCOC + BICH DONG Pagoda; ITINERARY 4 - FOLK MUSIC SHOW: Hoa Lu – Trang An – Mua Cave and Music Show )
  • Itinerary can change due to the weather condition
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • We recommended bringing a hat, umbrella, raincoat, sunglasses
  • After the tour, If you want to stay in Tam Coc in the few days, Please advise us when you do want to come back Hanoi. Daily we have bus at 15:30 from Tam Coc to Hanoi. Surcharge for this service is 7usd/way/pax
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Torrential rain early January so rain coat was essential. You can buy one at the first stop of the temple the locals offer them bout 70p. Then interesting temple. Then on to the boat trip go through 3 caves but about 1 1/2 hour on the boat when raining was glad the tour guide
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The organizers were very helpful and even offered us the 4th place in addition for free. The tour was well organised and the guides spoke good English and had a solid knowledge about the history of e.g. the old capital. The climbing to the top was amazing and the cycle ride lots
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Wow what an excursion, Max was an excellent guide and we learned so much about the culture and the area from him! He was lovely to be around and we could t have asked for a better experience riding bikes, taking the boat ride through the most beautiful place ever and exploring
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Really good value for what you pay. Hike, boat & bike w/ lunch included (buy own drinks). Great tour guide w/ sense of humor & knowledge of the area/sights shown. Transportation bus was above average. All of the negatives from previous reviews were corrected for my tour. Do not
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Our day trip to Ninh Binh was great. Hoa Lu is a beautiful historical site, the bike trip was gorgeous, and the boat ride breathtaking. Tam Coc is a town I would go back to just on its own - small, quiet, and friendly. Frequently, on the bike ride, locals would pass us, packed
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By: Vietnam Open Day Tours
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Gillcoz
wigan
520
Ha Long Bay
Great trip. Picked us up from our hotel and took us there. Stopped off at the pearl factory. Boat trip around the
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ellinghamfamily
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
10467
Pouring rain but still good day
Torrential rain early January so rain coat was essential. You can buy one at the first stop of the temple the
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Sus0ol
32
Amazing
Our day trip was such an amazing experience, we have no complaints.l!! From the initial pick up in Hanoi Old
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leonardw650
146
Day trip from Hanoi
The organizers were very helpful and even offered us the 4th place in addition for free. The tour was well
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ericamtaylor92
22
Ninh Binh
Wow what an excursion, Max was an excellent guide and we learned so much about the culture and the area from him!
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63bennys
21
Nice excursion to Halong
We spend a nice day to Halong Bay. The company picked us up just on time. The bus trip gave us the opportunity to
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victoriasnodgrass
20
Perfect day!
We had the perfect day and perfect amount of time in Halong Bay. It was so nice having the day planned for you so
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RichardM7791
10
Cruising with Tony
From pick up to drop off everything was organised smoothly and seamlessly Our guide Tony was an absolute legend,
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DansLeFridges
Truro, United Kingdom
910
Great day out.
We had a great time. Our tour guide Toan was brilliant all day. We got picked up at our hotel (which we
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martinrapley57
Rhodes, Greece
20
Ha Long Bay tour with Toan.
The wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our day to Halong bay. The weather wasn't that good but we were just unlucky.
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AntonioB2852
21
An Amazing experience
Very good trip to an amazing place. Very well organised since the pick up in the morning to the hotel. The journey
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G7059KNjosephp
Brighton, Michigan
40
Great Day Trip From Hanoi
Really good value for what you pay. Hike, boat & bike w/ lunch included (buy own drinks). Great tour guide w/
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spencerh358
10
Fun time!
I had a great time on this trip! Didn’t have a ton of time to do an overnight trip, so chose this trip to be able
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638kierank
21
An excellent experience!
Our day trip to Ninh Binh was great. Hoa Lu is a beautiful historical site, the bike trip was gorgeous, and the
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Rbam0911
Auckland, New Zealand
101
Good day out!!
Very well organised. Good day out. Got to find out information and have a bit of fun. The CD e was amazing.
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  • Duration: 10h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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